The Lie as recorded in the Bible:
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field
which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, 'Indeed,
has God said, "You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?'” The
woman said to the serpent, 'From the fruit of the trees of the garden we
may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the
garden, God has said, "You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will
die.’” The serpent said to the woman, 'You surely will not die! For God
knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened,
and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'” (Genesis 3:1-5)
The author of The Lie:
Jesus said, "He (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning,
and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him.
Whenever he speaks a lie (lit. - the lie), he speaks from his own nature,
for he is a liar and the father of lies (lit. - the lie)." (John 8:44)
Pleasure in wickedness leads to believing The Lie:
"For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will
believe what is false (lit. - the lie), in order that they all may be judged who did
not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness." (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
The downward slide of following The Lie:
"Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity,
so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged
the truth of God for a lie (lt. - the lie), and worshiped and served the
creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions." (Romans 1:24-26)
The promise of The Lie is freedom and god-likeness.
But the eventual fruit of The Lie brings:
anger, depression, paralyzing anxiety,
immorality, jealousy, lust, bondage,
death, destruction, and things such as these.
The three aspects of The Lie:
1.Questions that challenge the truth of God and His word as revealed in the Bible. 2.A line of thought or philosophy that contradicts the truth as revealed in the Bible. 3.A line of thought or philosophy that promises God-likeness.